For the Ducatista among you, you have your moles, your informants, you know everything there is to know about the new Superbike coming from Ducati. For everyone else, well the wait is almost over! We’ve known for some time that the bike will be an 1199cc V-Twin, it is a completely new design for the engine, no more remenants of the current V-Twin which can trace it’s lineage back to the 1970’s. How does 195bhp and 395lbs (wet) grab you?
We also know that the bike will be much more expensive than the current 1198. In recent years the price difference between the Ducati and it’s Japanese rivals has shrunk, but now expect the entry level 1199 to come it at $20,000 U.S. with higher spec version coming in at $25K and close to $30K.
The bike will also have a name. Where every Ducati Superbike up to this point has been known by it’s engine size, 900SS, 851, 888, 916, 955, 998, 999, 1098 and 1198, this one will be known as the 1199 Panigale, as a nod to Ducati’s home.
Below you can check out a promo video from Ducati, where you can see Troy Bayliss ripping it up around the Mugello Circuit.